TVH Brewers take medals at Fugedaboutit

Congrats to Scott Boyd for his gold medal winning Australian Sparkling Ale and John Bolt for his silver medal Stout at the very competitive Fugedaboutit homebrew competition hosted by Chattanooga’s Barley Mob club.👏👏

From Scott

Australian sparkling ale: West Knoxville utility district water ph 7.7, calcium 40, magnesium 10, sodium 10, sulfate 6, chloride 11, and bicarbonate 138.

83% pale malt 2 row 2 SRM
5.5% cara-pils 2 SRM
5.5% Carmel/crystal 10L (10 SRM)
5.5% Golden Pils 3.5 SRM
All cluster hops 7.7 alpha
In our 17 gallon batch we did 2 ounces at 60 min, 2 ounces at 15 min, and 2 ounces at one minute

Safale 005 yeast

Mash temp was 156 for 60 minutes with half the volume of water and fly sparged with the other half at 165.

OG was 1.049 and FG was 1.010

March Madness Lager Comp

It’s that time again! On March 10, 2017 from 1 to 4 we shall gather in the back room of the Hardin Valley Casual Pint and crown a champion. Everyone is invited to enter and everyone is invited to judge. No skill required! Please send me an email to Daniel if you want to enter and I’ll coordinate with more information.

Bracket Lager Competition Update

Eight entrants entered and Blackyardigan emerged victorious. Joe’s winning schwarzbier had half of the total cast votes. Much shit talking and flaw finding was engaged in and generally folks had a good time! Next year we need more judges 😀

Learn to Homebrew Day @ Ferment Station

tfhb-day-2016

Quick update!

We brewed 10 gallons of Oatmeal Stout. About 4-6 folks who weren’t in the club came out to check us out. Thanks much to FS for donating all the ingredients. The batch was split and WLP007 and WLP004 yeast were pitched into the different 5 gallon better bottles. Look to sample the beer at the club Christmas Party.

 

Come join TVH as we brew out in front of FermentStation. We will be starting our 10 gallon all grain demonstration around 10am. There will be staff on hand to help you if you are just getting started or considering brewing for the first time. More advanced brewers are welcome to join us to see the club’s system in action.

Party @ Don’s!

Hey everybody! We are going to get started around 5-or-6 ish on the 4th of July. Gong to be fairly simple, hamburgers, dogs and sausages on the grill. Bring fireworks if you want. There is usually a lot going off all around my house I’ll have some White Mule and some IPA on tap. Hope to see you there!~Don

Spring 2016 BAMO

The latest BAMO is closed! The order has been placed at FS and it’s time to pay up. Please paypal John Peed at john.peed@elotouch.com (check email for invoice). We’ll keep everyone updated on a delivery date, but assume next week.

More details here.

Big Brew Day

We had our own BAB a few weeks ago (my primary fermentation is almost done, just a few more days before the crash begins), but the AHA celebrates National Homebrew Day this year on May 7th. Joe’s leading a BIAB demo at our favorite spot. Bring a friend, bring some homebrew, and join us! Check out the details here.